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"this is channel 2 news, coverage you can count on" the nevada department of transportation has installed additional wind warning signs along i-580... to help drivers stay safe on the drive between reno and carson city. and a group of governors... including governor sandoval... signed a special agreement yesterday on clean energy....right on the heels of the recent solar debate here in nevada. with the nevada caucuses just presidential hopefuls are turning an eye to the silver state to win over undecided voters. ky sisson is live in the studio to give us a preview of which candidates are making stops in northern nevada. these stories top your news right now at 5:00 a-m. today is wednesday, february 17, 20-16. good morning, i'm john potter. and i'm andi guevara. thanks for
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news this morning. let's start with a quick look at the forecast with meteorologist jeff martinez. mostly cloudy and very windy today with gusts in the 50-60mph range possible, secure everything outdoors! a winter difficult. the valleys will see a few afternoon showers with snow levels dropping down to 5,000ft by thursday morning. thanks jeff. turning to crime beat... sparks police have a man in custody, charged with firing shots inside a home early yesterday morning. police were called out to the 3-thousand block of keogh drive around 2-45 a-m on a report of gunfire... where two teenage girls and a woman were inside. a fourth woman was able to escape through the backyard. officers surrounded the home and negotiated with the man, who eventually surrendered. the women were not hurt. 45-year-old gordon mellinger is
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neglect and one count of discharging a firearm into a structure. and reno police have arrested a man for murder.. accused of stabbing a man to death in an apartment near midtown. 32 year old michael robbins was arrested sunday night for driving a stolen car... officers then received information that he had possibly stabbed a man police responded to the apartment in the 100 block of malone lane... where they found a man inside who had been killed. he has been identified as 43 year old patrick drahos. detectives interviewed robbins... and say he admitted to the killing. he was arrested last night and charged with open murder with a deadly weapon. let's check in with meteorologist jeff martinez for a first look at the weather. good morning, jeff! mostly cloudy and very windy today with gusts in the 50-60mph range possible, secure
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storm will move into the sierra this afternoon and evening with heavy snow possible in the higher elevations through thursday morning, making travel difficult. the valleys will see a few afternoon showers with snow levels dropping down to
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for two decades, the nevada department of transportation has had a warning system in place when winds are too dangerous to drive through washoe valley. but this year, they've enhanced their safety protocol by adding new signs that include flashing lights to warn you. there used to be nine of these warning signs... but now there are 34. n-dot hopes this will make it easier for you to recognize wind restrictions and plan your drive accordingly. meg ragonese- ndot pio-either
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reroute themselves, we actually have positioned these signs so that they are well in advance of particular exits so if drivers need to take a certain exit prior to going through the valley, they can do that and reroute themselves." n-dot say this system is just another way they're improving safety for folks traveling between reno and carson city. and governor sandoval joined 16 other governors yesterday... to voice their commitment to renewable energy. the bipartisan group signed an accord, as a promise to promote clean energy, clean transportation, and a more modern electrical grid. of course... this has been a hot topic in nevada, with recent policy changes that have pushed many rooftop solar companies out of the state. governor sandoval briefly addressed that issue on the conference call yesterday. sandoval: "yes, there was a decision recently by our public utilities commission. it wasn't everything i wanted, but i'm confident that it will be a
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throughout the rest of this year and into our legislative session next year." the governor has come out in favor of grandfathering-in existing solar customers... so they wouldn't be affected by the new, higher rates. but the public utilities commission decided against that last week. the first meeting for the group of governors has not been set. both hillary clinton and bernie sanders have made stops in northern nevada before saturday's caucus. and now a wave of republican candidates have scheduled visits before their big day in nevada next tuesday. ky sisson has all the details on where they will be and when to mark your calendars! good morning ky. good morning andi, john! so after the gop primary in south carolina saturday, g-o-p candidates will be flocking to nevada in hopes of clinching a win before super tuesday. first up... storyteller graphic
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is reno next week. bush will hold a town hall monday, starting at 6 p-m at huffaker elementary school. doors open at 5 p-m. next... senator ted cruz will be in holding events in elko... reno and fernley on monday and douglas county and carson city tuesday. and finally-- donald trump is scheduled to make a campaign stop next tuesday... at the nugget casino resort in sparks. doors for that event open at 10
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starting at noon. if you want to register for any of these events.. we've set up links for you. just head to k-t-v-n dot com and click the blue news links button. john and andi back to you. still to come on channel 2 news this morning... the pope is making his rounds in mexico and his next stop...is at the heart of crime in the area...we have the details on this visit... after the break. president obama is directing
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frontrunner donald trump...what the potus had to say and more..after the break. "you're watching channel 2 news this morning with john potter, andi guevara and meteorologist jeff martinez's pinpoint 2
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welcome back. let's take a look at some news making headlines around the nation right now.
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off a direct attack from president obama... days before south carolina's republican primary. yesterday... the president said he believed americans would make the sensible choice and not elect trump... something the billionaire candidate labeled a great compliment. latest polls show trump, and hillary clinton, leading by double-digits in the palmetto state. for more on this story, tune in to c-b-s this morning following our show at 7 a-m. yesterday... the president also vowed to nominate someone to replace late supreme court justice, antonin scalia. many republicans have argued it should be up to the next president to fill the seat. scalia... who passed away over the weekend... will lie in repose at the supreme court friday ahead of his funeral on saturday. looking around the world now... pope francis makes a historic visit to the u-s-mexico border today... on his final day in the country. hundreds of thousands of people will gather on both sides of the fence...as the pope celebrates mass in the crime-
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pope francis will also visit prison inmates while there. coming up on channel 2 news this morning... meteorologist jeff martinez will have your pinpoint 2 forecast
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"channel 2 news continues with meteorologist jeff martinez's pinpoint 2 forecast, broadcast certified by the
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mostly cloudy and very windy today with gusts in the 50-60mph range possible, secure everything outdoors! a winter storm will move into the sierra this afternoon and evening with heavy snow possible in the higher elevations through thursday morning, making travel difficult. the valleys will see a few afternoon showers with snow levels
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when one family couldn't afford a new wheelchair for their four legged friend... they took matters into their own hands. that story... after the break. i've watched as the house across the street has sat empty for over six years. i've watched good friends have their homes foreclosed on. people are still really suffering, and they're looking for somebody that is going to create bold change. wall street gave bad advice and bad loans over and over again, and nothing happened. people are so excited about bernie sanders because they know that he's not beholden to wall street. we need someone like bernie sanders that's going to fight for the middle class. we have to fix things now. sanders: i'm bernie sanders,
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welcome back. time for take 2... stories we think are worth a second look. when a victorville, california woman's beloved dog 'benny' suddenly stopped walking... she was worried. not only for his health - the cost of the tests and surgery were just too high. that's when she and her
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they built benny a wheelchair. using p-v-c pipe, velcro straps and a bit of problem solving... all to help benny walk again. sot: in total took me four hours and then benny had a brand new pair wheels ... they say surgery would have cost more than 8 thousand dollars and it was something they just could not afford. their solution only cost them around 45 dollars. double-oh seven's gadgets and sleek rides are all part of his luxurious appeal. and now you can ride like james bond...that is... if you're willing to pay for it.
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set to go up for auction this week. the aston martin d-b-ten super-car was created solely for the latest bond film "spectre." it's expected to sell for as much as two-point-one million dollars. aston martin says the car could hit a top speed around 190 miles per hour. but you can't actually drive the car on the road. it doesn't have any necessary road certifications since it was built for the movie. coming up next on channel 2 news this morning... community leaders try their hand at being a medical student at u-n-r. how the program helps
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"this is channel 2 news, coverage you can count on" there are new wind warning signs along i-580...how do they work and how can you use them to stay safe? we'll show you what you need to know on your drive reno and carson city. and a group of governors... including governor sandoval... signed an accord yesterday... to make a commitment to promote clean energy. the collaboration comes on the heels of the recent solar debate here in nevada. and a first hand look at what medical students go through during their time at unr. how the university hopes, to keep the school of medicine well- funded. these stories top your news right now at 5:30 a-m. today is wednesday, february 17,
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good morning, i'm john potter. and i'm andi guevara. thanks for starting your day with channel 2 news this morning. let's start with a quick look at the forecast with meteorologist jeff martinez. mostly cloudy and very windy today with gusts in the 50-60mph higher elevations through thursday morning, making travel difficult. the valleys will see a few afternoon showers with snow levels dropping down to 5,000ft by thursday morning. thanks jeff. turning to crime beat... sparks police have a man in custody who they say fired shots inside a home early yesterday morning. police responded to the 3-thousand block of keogh drive around 2-45 a-m on a report of shots fired... where two teenage girls and a woman were inside. a fourth woman was able
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officers surrounded the home and negotiated with the suspect, who eventually surrendered. the women were not hurt. 45-year-old gordon mellinger is charged with two counts of child neglect and one count of discharging a firearm into a structure. and a man has been arrested for murder.. accused of stabbing a man to death in an apartment near midtown. 32 year old michael robbins was arrested for driving a stolen car... officers then received information that he had possibly stabbed a man in an apartment. police went to the apartment in the 100 block of malone lane... where they found a man inside who had been killed. that man, identified as 43 year old patrick drahos. detectives interviewed robbins... and say he admitted to the killing. he was arrested last night and charged with open murder with a deadly weapon. let's check in with meteorologist jeff martinez for a first look at the weather.
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mostly cloudy and very windy today with gusts in the 50-60mph range possible, secure everything outdoors! a winter storm will move into the sierra this afternoon and evening with heavy snow possible in the higher elevations through thursday morning, making travel difficult. the valleys will see a few afternoon showers with snow levels dropping down to 5,000ft by
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thanks jeff. for two decades, the nevada department of transportation has had a warning system in place when winds are too dangerous in washoe valley for drivers. but this year, they've enhanced the safety protocol by adding new signs that include flashing lights to warn drivers. there used to be nine of these warning signs... but now there are 34. n-dot hopes this will make it easier for drivers to recognize
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drive accordingly. meg ragonese- ndot pio-either delay their travel or they can reroute themselves, we actually have positioned these signs so that they are well in advance of particular exits so if drivers need to take a certain exit prior to going through the valley, they can do that and reroute themselves." n-dot say this system is just another way they are improving safety for everyone traveling between reno and carson city. and governor sandoval joined 16 other governors yesterday... to voice their commitment to renewable energy. the bipartisan group signed an accord, as a promise to promote clean energy and transportation, and a more modern electrical grid. of course this has been a hot topic in nevada, with recent policy changes that pushed some rooftop solar companies out of the state. sandoval briefly addressed that issue on a conference call yesterday. sandoval: "yes, there was a decision recently by our public utilities commission. it wasn't everything i wanted, but i'm
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topic that will be discussed throughout the rest of this year and into our legislative session next year." the governor has come out in favor of grandfathering-in existing solar customers...so they wouldn't be affected by the new, higher rates. but the public utilities commission decided against that last week. turning to health watch... a group of community leaders participated in a day long program at the university of nevada's school of medicine yesterday... called project medical education it showed them what it's like to be a medical student at the university. melissa piasecki, executive associate dean, university of nevada school of medicine: "i think what this really gives people the insight into is just how complex it is to be fully trained in medicine. you need so many skills, you need so much support. it gives them a chance, it gives us a chance to really understand what goes on when you do medical education." the school of medicine says that this program was designed to create a more accurate knowledge
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they make insightful decisions about funding sources for medical education in the future. so from the admission process to the clinical shadowing experience... to learning patient care with a life-like mannequin, the participants got to learn many of the school experiences a med student goes through. coming up on channel 2 news this morning... hillary clinton and bernie sanders are working to gain minority support...what they plan to improve and more...after the break. the f-b-i is fighting for the right to break into a murderer's phone...why apple phone representatives are resisting and more, after the break. "you're watching channel 2 news
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welcome back. apple has five days to respond to a first-of-its-kind court ruling. a federal judge ordered the tech giant to help investigators hack into the locked i-phone of one of the shooters behind
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san bernardino. don champion has more on what and apple's resistance. two months later, federal investigators still have unanswered questions about the terrorist attack carried out by syed farook and his wife in san bernardino. the fbi is hoping farook's locked iphone, which is owned by his former employer, can provide some answers - and now they may get them. this ruling tuesday, orders apple to disable the security feature in farook's phone that automatically erases all data if an incorrect passcode is entered 10 times. jeffrey harp is a former fbi agent. "the federal judge is looking as what is in the best interest of safety, and so they are looking at the circumstances and saying "hey, look, apple you need to help the fbi out." nat computer once apple disables the feature, the fbi plans to use computers to break farook's passcode-
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agents hope the phone will help them figure out why farook and his wife picked their target and if they had any help. the couple killed 14 people in the attack before they died in a shootout with police. encryption and user security are hot-button issues in the tech world. apple's ceo talked about it during a recent 60 minutes interview. "there have been people that suggest that we should have a back door. but the reality is if you put a back door in, that back door's for everybody, for good guys and bad guys" in a letter to customers overnight, cook called the judge's ruling - dangerous and said the company plans to challenge it. don champion, cbs news, new york. now the ruling only allows apple to write special code to disable
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farook's i-phone. still to come on channel 2 news this morning... so many presidential candidates have announced visits to northern nevada with the caucus rapidly approaching. i'm ky sisson, details on where they will be, next! meteorologist jeff martinez will have your pinpoint 2 forecast after the break. there are those who say we cannot defeat a corrupt political system and fix a rigged economy. but i believe we need to lift our vision
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and look to the american horizon. to a nation where every child can not only dream of going to college, but attend one. where quality healthcare will be a birthright of every citizen. where a good job is not a wish, but a reality. where women receive equal pay and a living wage is paid to all. an america where after a lifetime of labor, there is time for rest and grandchildren. a nation that defends our people and our values, but no longer carries so much of that burden alone. i know we can create that america if we listen to our conscience and our hearts and not to the pundits and the naysayers. i'm bernie sanders. i approve this message,
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"channel 2 news continues with meteorologist jeff martinez's pinpoint 2 forecast, broadcast certified by the american meteorological society!" mostly cloudy and very windy today with gusts in the 50-60mph range possible, secure everything outdoors! a winter storm will move into the sierra this afternoon and evening with
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higher elevations through thursday morning, making travel difficult. the valleys will see a few afternoon showers with snow levels dropping down to 5,000ft by
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thanks jeff. in campaign 2016... hillary clinton is trying to maintain a lead in south carolina. yesterday... she and bernie sanders courted minority voters... both promising improvements to social programs. democrats hold their primary in south carolina a week from this saturday. on the republican side... donald trump took aim at president obama last night... after the commander- in-chief said he doesn't believe trump will be the next president. "you're lucky i didn't run last time when romney ran because you would've been a one-term president." despite obama's prediction, trump still commands a double-digit lead in south carolina. and yesterday, he and marco rubio continued to bash rival ted cruz for being dishonest. the texas senator fired back... "if you point to the things that come out of their mouth..they don't respond on substance they
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the republican primary in south carolina is this saturday. both hillary clinton and bernie sanders have made stops in northern nevada before saturday's caucus. and now a wave of republican candidates have scheduled visits before their big day in nevada next tuesday. ky sisson has all the details on where they will be and when to mark your calendars! good morning ky. good morning andi, john! so after the gop primary in south carolina saturday, g-o-p candidates will be flocking to nevada in hopes of clinching a win before super tuesday. first up... storyteller graphic former florida governor jeb bush is reno next week. bush will hold a town hall monday, starting at 6 p-m at huffaker elementary school. doors open at 5 p-m. next... senator ted cruz will be in
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and fernley on monday and douglas county and carson city tuesday. and finally-- donald trump is scheduled to make a campaign stop next tuesday... at the nugget casino resort in sparks. doors for that event open at 10 a-m.. with the actual event starting at noon. if you want to register for any of these events.. we've set up links for you. just head to k-t-v-n dot com and click the blue news links button.
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coming up next on channel 2 news this morning... coming up next on channel 2 news this morning... here's what's coming up in your
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the nevada department of transportation has installed additonal wind warning signs along i-580... to help drivers stay safe on the drive between reno and carson city. and a group of governors... including governor sandoval... signed a special agreement yesterday on clean
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